Amy was in Cruel Intentions 2: Manchester Prep. It was released to video as Cruel Intentions 2 and was designed as a prequel to Cruel Intentions. Manchester Prep the TV series was cancelled before any episodes aired.
Amy's natural hair colour is a light red.
Amy's height is 5'5".
Amy used to be a dancer.
She used to work at a Hooters restaurant. She quit when she turned 18, when her manager forced her to wear the notorious Hooters uniform.
Her favorite TV show is The West Wing. One of her acting ambitions was to one day appear on the show, a goal she fulfilled in 2002.
Amy's first big screen role is Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Amy won Satellite Awards' 'Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role' for her role in Junebug.
Amy was nominated for an Oscar for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for Junebug, at the 2006 Academy Awards.
Amy was born in Italy and raised in both Colorado and Minnesota.
She was raised a Mormon, but departed the religion in her teens.
As of 2006, she is in a long-term relationship with actor Darren LeGallo.
Before landing her Oscar-nominated role in Junebug, she was planning on quitting acting.
Her father, Rich, formerly worked in the military, and now works as a theater actor. Her mother, Kathryn, works in a Starbucks café back in Minnesota.
She has six siblings.
She was personally called by Steven Spielberg just fifteen minutes after it was announced she had been nominated for an Academy Award in 2006.
She began working in dinner theater as a teen, appearing in productions of Brigadoon, A Chrous Line and Good News.
She used to dub herself "the guest-spot queen", after almost 20 guest spots on TV series early in her career.
A contract dispute with the producers of the short-lived Rob Lowe series Dr Vegas resulted in her being fired. The show was canceled soon after her final episode aired.
In 1998, she was spotted in the chorus of the Country Dinner Playhouse production of "Anything Goes" by producer Michael Nelson, who made her audition for the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous, which was filming near-by. Amy won the role, and it set her on the road to stardom.
Her favorite movies include The Shawshank Redemption, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Election.
She won a Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Performance of the Year at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for Junebug.
In 2006, Penthouse Magazine voted her the #1 hottest new star of the year.